I managed to get to Valencia for INTED2020 on 1 March, before the lockdown! A really interesting conference (with 500 presenters from 30 countries), especially because of the high number of presenters from Russia, Latvia, and other Eastern European countries. Super exchange of ideas on ICT in education. Same time every year. I encourage youContinue reading “INTED2020 Valencia”
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Here’s a link to my Expert Page in the ELINET site
ELINET stands for the European Literacy Policy Network, a group of senior literacy and technology researchers from over twenty countries. The site has links to dozens of examples of good practice and pedagogy, from all over Europe.
Afflerbach and Harrison (2017)
How is engagement different from motivation? Here’s a link to the short paper in which Peter Afflerbach and I try to answer this important question: https://colinharrisonorg.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/a11f9-jaal-engagement-afflerbach-and-harrison-2017.pdf
Defining Critical Internet Literacy (Literacy, 2018)
I’m pleased to finally see my article on Critical Internet Literacy published in the print issue of Literacy, after a nine-month wait! Thanks to Ber Dwyer, Julie Coiro, Jill Castek and Don Leu for leading all of us in this important area. Defining and seeking to identify critical Internet literacy: a discourse analysis of fifth‐graders’Continue reading “Defining Critical Internet Literacy (Literacy, 2018)”
The World, the Book and the Selfie Stick: What are your moral duties as a reader, and as a teacher of reading?
This was my final thought-piece of the six I was invited to write for the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. I put my heart and soul into it. Here’s the link: Moral Duties Harrison JAAL
Are Computers, Smartphones, and the Internet a Boon or a Barrier for the Weaker Reader?
Here is a link to a copy of my recent paper inThe Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy. Harrison 2016 Boon or Barrier? In a nutshell, I argue that online reading is good for boys, in that they don’t think of online reading as about ‘books’, but on the down side, boys may find onlineContinue reading “Are Computers, Smartphones, and the Internet a Boon or a Barrier for the Weaker Reader?”
Critical Internet Literacy: What Is It, and How Should We Teach It?
Here is a link to my latest publication in JAAL, Critical Internet Literacy: What Is It, and How Should We Teach It? https://colinharrisonorg.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/3481d-jaal-5-harrison-cil.pdf
Reading Achievement, International Comparisons, and Moral Panic: Do International Reading Test Scores Matter?
Here’s the first paragraph of my recent article in JAAL – click on the link below to go to the full article. Thanks! Moral panic about reading achievement appears to afflict most English-speaking nations from time to time, and when this occurs, stories of a decline in achievement appear regularly in the media. Referring toContinue reading “Reading Achievement, International Comparisons, and Moral Panic: Do International Reading Test Scores Matter?”
Unpublishing 101 – fake journals and the grey economy of open access publishing
In this ‘post-truth world’, fake journals are beginning to become a serious nuisance. Open-access publication now operates in a kind of academic parallel universe, with over 2000 predatory and exploitative publishers, author fees up to $3,700, automatic acceptance of papers, contrived metrics, fake (or partly-fake) review boards, fake conferences, and bogus proofreading services (for whichContinue reading “Unpublishing 101 – fake journals and the grey economy of open access publishing”
LRA 2016 in Nashville was great. Some wonderful sessions; for me, two of the best were the David Bloom session on narratavizing thinking practices, with the wonderful Amy Klepcyk, and the integrative research review on multimodalities.
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